DirecTV 4K UHD plans

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  1. Nov 14, 2014 #681 of 2220
    acostapimps

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    If there's no list of compatible Samsung UHD 4k TV's for RVU compatibility,
    how would people know that are thinking of buying 4k TV's and have Genies what works or not?
    Or are they creating a list when it officially launch?
     
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    smiddy

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    Ok, in line with acostapimps, what does "DIRECTV 4K Ready" mean?

    I am considering a Sharp UHD 4k TV, and now have second thoughts: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/Models/LC60UD27U.aspx

    I am now frantically checking out the interfaces, since it is possible that not all 4k sets do the same thing. I had anticipated teh HDMI interface would be where it would be transported, but that appears to potentially be incorrect. Can someone here shed some light on that?
     
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    According to the information on the DirecTV.com website...all Samsung 4K Smart UHD TV's are DirecTV ready. There are other brand units compatible as well.

    https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4385/~/what-is-a-directv-4k-ready-tv-and-how-does-it-work%3F

    A 4K UHD TV compatibility list is included on this DirecTV.com page:

    https://support.directv.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3992
     
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    http://www.cnet.com/news/is-now-the-time-to-buy-a-4k-tv/
     
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    Per my link in the earlier post...only Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba (so far).

    Since the RVU alliance is just really rolling out now for 4K...I anticipate there will be more models and brands coming up in the near future.

    It will be one of the questions (which manufacturers and models are pending?) that is asked at CESin January by those of us onsite.
     
  8. Nov 14, 2014 #688 of 2220
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    Did Directv 4K VOD launch today? If so, what channels can they be found on?
     
  9. Nov 14, 2014 #689 of 2220
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    Do you consider 4K RVU a deal breaker? It isn't as though Directv's current 4K offering is any different than Netflix and Amazon's (aside from Directv having less 4K content to choose from) and it is a bigger pain to use at the moment due to its restriction to 4K RVU TVs.

    Any 4K TV with HDMI 2.0 will work on a Directv 4K receiver, once those become available when Directv actually begins live 4K broadcasts down the road. RVU isn't going to be a requirement for 4K (other than this minimal offering they put out to say "first!") any more than it is today for HD. If it is that important to you to avoid having a client I guess it matters, but I can't imagine letting something like that steer me away from a product I otherwise wanted to buy.
     
  10. Nov 14, 2014 #690 of 2220
    smiddy

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    I am only seeing Samsung as DirecTV 4K Ready. Toshiba and Sony are not on the listings...unless I'm missing something.
     
  11. Nov 14, 2014 #691 of 2220
    hdtvfan0001

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    The link I posted shows this...
     

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    That list is not 4K ready TVs, it is "Directv ready" TVs, any RVU. Most of those models are not 4K.
     
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    That's what's stopping me from even considering buying a 4K set. This all sounds an awful like the Toshiba vs Sony BD formats. I'll wait until everyone agrees to the same approach to 4K.

    Rich
     
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    smiddy

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    Deal breaker? No, but I had a particular brand and model in mind that is about $700 less expensive than a comparible Samsung.

    I did further digging, and you are correct, the HDMI 2.0 sets will be able to handle the 4k content up to 60 fps, so perhaps no need to get frantic. :)

    The Sharp is still my first choice: http://www.sharpusa.com/ForHome/HomeEntertainment/LCDTV/Models/LC60UD27U.aspx
     
  16. Nov 14, 2014 #696 of 2220
    smiddy

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    Yeah, that's for RVU, not DirecTV 4k...
     
  17. Nov 14, 2014 #697 of 2220
    smiddy

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    As long as the set has HDMI 2.0 it looks like it will do 4k at 60 fps over HDMI. The ones I have looked at have that already. But, that isn't DirecTV 4k, it looks like you have to have a 4k set with the new RVU firmware too, my best guess at the moment.
     
  18. Nov 14, 2014 #698 of 2220
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    Everyone is going to use HDMI for 4K. Everyone! So long as you buy one with HDMI 2.0 you are future proofed. The only thing the "Directv ready 4K" TVs buy you is RVU capability with Directv - the ability to act as a client without a client box. Same thing as a RVU ready TV buys you with HD, the ability to act as a client to a Genie without a client box.

    Since Directv rushed out a half assed 4K offering so they could put out press releases claiming they beat Dish and cable to 4K, they were only able to make it work with a 4K RVU TV. The Directv ready 4K TVs will not be required for 4K in the future, once Directv has proper 4K equipment that outputs 4K via HDMI. It is only required for this initial 4K VOD offering since they had to come up with a kludge to make it work with the current Genie which cannot output 4K.
     
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    harsh

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    A CNET version of the announcement speaks to the 9000 and 8550 models as DIRECTV 4K Ready capable. It specifically mentions that the 2013 models are not DIRECTV 4K Ready (though it doesn't say if they can be upgraded or not).
     

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